Remember The Mathroom? If not, check it out. You’ll get the idea pretty quickly.
No, the site won’t be coming back. BUT, we’re working on a book. A few weeks ago Marty, whose friends are all massive dorks, mentioned several people had recently asked where The Mathroom went. I don’t have time to do it anymore – it’s remarkably hard to come up with cute math problems well-worded on a regular basis. BUT, Marty uses math in computer programming, Kelly uses math in biology, and our old friend John is a doctor of mathematics. So, I’ll be tossing in some of the lower level stuff, but mostly just editing everyone else’s contribution and adding dirty jokes.
I don’t have a publisher yet, and I doubt anyone will want to publish it. But, I love it so much, I’ll happily front the cost for a limited print run.
Why do I mention all this? Because I have such a cool and weird life, I sometimes feel like I’m in a Harry Potter novel. Today, I was checking our google doc, after I saw John had added a problem. The table we have has sections for “name,” “problem,” and “difficulty level.” Here’s what he wrote:
Name: (left blank)
Problem: find (a closed form for) the antiderivative of e^(-x^2) dx or (x(x-1)(x+1))^(1/2) dx
Man, it’s fun working with smart dorks.